Friday, October 31, 2008

Photography Art Piece

My friend Randi has come up with a wonderful idea. She has been collecting old windows from barns and houses to showcase photos. She is an awesome photographer. This piece is hanging in her living room.

Sometimes she has asked me for paper to mat pictures for these windows. A few weekends ago she wanted to complete a piece together. She asked me to pick out some of my favorite photos and then paper to coordinate with them. I decided to use pictures I have of lighthouses. Then I chose Close To My Heart's retired paper Metropolitan. I've been hoarding this paper :) I love it, especially for black and white photos.

Randi had the perfect window for the project. It matched the paper. We didn't need to paint it, but we sanded it to give a weathered look. After cleaning it up we decided on a layout and cut the paper to the correct size. That was the hardest part! I'm happy with the way it turned out, but now I need to find a place to hang it!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Homecoming Album

I haven't been to a high school football game since I was in high school. That was over 15 years ago! This past Friday was homecoming and my niece was the Sophomore princess. She was escorted on the field by my brother (her dad). I had a long weekend so I decided to put together a quick album for her. Next weekend she will be in a parade. I put the album together with rings so more pages can be added later.

Supplies: Acrylic cover (Zutter), Patterned paper (Bo Bunny), Rubon letters (Close To My Heart), Paper flowers (Prima), Jumbo eyelets and rhinestone brads (Stampin Up), Rhinestones (Kaiser scrapbook), assorted ribbon, ring binders

A Blog Is Born

Remember the name game you play when you pick an adjective that starts with the same letter as your name? Well for me it was crafty. So now I welcome you to Crafting With Crystal.